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Candelori's

685 The Horsley Drive | Smithfield, Sydney, New South Wales 2164, Australia
+61 97291155
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Ranked #1,485 of 5,171 restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $20 - $39
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Mix mama's recipes with high-quality gourmet Italian favourites and you've got the gist of Candelori's in Smithfield. Whether you're gnawing for gnocchi or anticipating an antipasto board for two, this a la carte Italian restaurant opens the pantry doors wide open with a large menu of pizzas, pastas, risottos, seafood, sizzling hot pots and grilled meats and specialities. While the freshly made Neapolitan woodfired pizzas take centre stage, there's no need to neglect the entrees, which include marinated white anchovies and sardines or the crumbed stuffed green olives with goat's cheese. Watch the blackboard specials for further surprises. In 2014, Candelori's reopened after significant renovations, once again setting the benchmark in the area with a beautiful new open-kitchen, classy cocktail bar and warm, spacious ambience. Specialising in premium quality traditional Italian cuisine, the Candelori's experience remains unrivalled in Sydney's west.
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Description: Mix mama's recipes with high-quality gourmet Italian favourites and you've got the gist of Candelori's in Smithfield. Whether you're gnawing for gnocchi or anticipating an antipasto board for two, this a la carte Italian restaurant opens the pantry doors wide open with a large menu of pizzas, pastas, risottos, seafood, sizzling hot pots and grilled meats and specialities. While the freshly made Neapolitan woodfired pizzas take centre stage, there's no need to neglect the entrees, which include marinated white anchovies and sardines or the crumbed stuffed green olives with goat's cheese. Watch the blackboard specials for further surprises. In 2014, Candelori's reopened after significant renovations, once again setting the benchmark in the area with a beautiful new open-kitchen, classy cocktail bar and warm, spacious ambience. Specialising in premium quality traditional Italian cuisine, the Candelori's experience remains unrivalled in Sydney's west.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have been to candeloris many times over the last couple of years and twice since the new renovations and menu were done earlier this year. Before our last two visits we would give it 10 out of 10 for all areas but since our recent visits the service and food has gone downhill fast even allowing for the beautiful... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have been going to this fine restaurant for about a year and a half now and I have always ordered the dish, Fettucini Bosciola. Over the new year my family and I went overseas visiting England, Italy and Malta and while I was there I was curious to find a restaurant that could make the dish better than Candelori's,... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This restaurant has a lovely contemporary atmosphere and is truly a hidden gem. The staff provided excellent service throughout the night for my group, especially from the waitresses. I would recommend any pizza lovers to experience pizza from Candelori's - it is the best pizza we have had in Sydney. We had such a wonderful experience and will definitely be... More

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Bankstown, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My friends and I we went had a pizza night at Candeloris Restaurant & Bar. We were so amazed how thin and light the pizza was made, it was the perfect pizza we had ever had. We could not find a place where they would do such a great fresh crispy thin light pizza like Candeloris Restaurant & Bar. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

When friends of mine invited me to a restaurant in Smithfield, I said they must be joking. Well, call me surprised! Walking into this place is a grand, impressive experience, as if walking into a six star hotel in the centre of Sydney. It's stunning, with beautiful pendant lighting features, huge mirror features, impressive curved marble benches and a lovely... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My partner and I just happened to finish business around Smithfield and decided to try this restaurant out of curiosity as it has been advertised on radio quite frequently. Unfortunately, it turned out to be an awful experience! The only salvageable thing was a sympathetic & caring waiter who was very apologetic and managed to delete the inedible dishes we... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Will definitely be returning. They know what their product is and who their clients are and they deliver all round. Great variety in the menu and return visits are definitely required to try it all!

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Robert C, Owner at Candelori's, responded to this review

HI Best Food Fan Thanks for the very positive review, we really appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again in the future! :) Kind regards Robert Candelori More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

I always receive amazing service when I dine here. I had my daughter's christening here on Sunday 6 April and all my guests could talk about was the quality of the food! Thanks for a wonderful experience Candelori's! Once again - amazing!

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Robert C, Owner at Candelori's, responded to this review

Hi Daniella We're really pleased that you had a great time and were happy how everything went :) All the best to you, your family and your daughter for the future! Grazie mille! Kind regards Robert Candelori More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I continue to be impressed with the service and the food every time I have come to Candelori's. I have been going there for years and always recommend it to my friends if they are looking for a funky restaurant that serves quality food.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

we have been here on many times with different people, never had a problem. made a booking 2 weeks ago to celebrate my husbands birthday last saturday the 12th April only to find when we arrived that there was no booking under my name, even though i had confirmed it with one of the owners via email. her response was"... More

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